Opportunities for students

Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management

Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management

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Call for Applications to the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme MEDfOR: Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management

Applications to the next MEDfOR edition 2023/2025 are now open from September 15th to December 15th 2022.

The MEDfOR Programme is open to candidates from all over the world, who have a bachelor degree on Forestry, Natural Resources Management, Biological Sciences, Environmental and Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or similar areas.

Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be offered to the best ranked candidates.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15th December 2022

More information at: www.medfor.eu

Request for proposals: Freshwater

Request for proposals: Freshwater

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Freshwater is vital for life on Earth, for people, species and places across the natural world. Yet, in many places around the globe, our management of freshwater resources is becoming unsustainable. Understanding the interconnectedness and complexity of local and regional freshwater issues is critical to living sustainably on Earth and is an integral part of the National Geographic Society’s mission to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.

National Geographic Society seeks innovative photography, short film, writing, data visualization and other storytelling proposals to help water users understand the issues around global water sustainability. This work will be supported by data, science and cartography provided by the National Geographic-supported World Water Map developed by Utrecht University.

We seek projects that center around the following themes related to water:

  • Interconnectedness: Water is the great connector. Rivers span political boundaries, flowing from one community to the next. Moreover, nothing breaks down silos like water. It is bound up in cultural and religious practices, gender, geology, geography, public health, nature, geopolitics and the production and movement of food and other products. We seek stories that build nuance around  standard and didactic narratives, helping audiences to understand how these topics are all connected, just as we are.
  • Justice: The story of water is also fundamentally the story of power. Who controls access, where it flows, what this precious resource is used for–all boils down to privilege. How are issues of race and inequality refracted through the lens of access to water?
  • Change and Adaptation: Changes on earth due to global warming, human population growth and technology all result in changes to water supply and demand; water is an indicator of these changes to life on earth. Moreover, water and climate change are more closely linked than most people realize. We seek stories of solutions and resilience, in particular how people are adapting to these changes.

Projects that benefit local audiences or incorporate local voices are strongly encouraged. Water issues span nearly every aspect of the human and natural world; we’re seeking projects with a scientific underpinning and will be looking for these to be well-researched and grounded by science. Storytellers may choose to have a scientist on their team as an advisor to their work. Some journalists feel less comfortable or that they lack the right credentials or education to cover science stories. But journalists and storytellers who have less experience in scientific research may find that they have actually covered issues of social science extensively. If your work is related to inequities around access to resources like freshwater, you’ve covered a social-science story. We seek applications that show the spirit of scientific inquiry.

Applicants may request up to $20,000. Budgets of successful proposals will include reasonable, well justified costs directly required to complete the project. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over the course of one year. Some projects may be selected for additional funds after proof of concept is demonstrated.  All applications should explicitly state the plan for evaluating the impact of the proposed work. Applicants may use a portion of the budget for HEFAT or other security training, if applicable.

Deadline: October 12, 2022.

Visit the official webpage for more information.

Funding for student attendance at scientific events

Funding for student attendance at scientific events

1.Objective: Provide financial support to UTEC undergraduate or graduate students who seek to present their work or research proposals at national and international scientific conferences or meetings.

2. Expected results: Presentation of a paper or proposal at the conference or contest and, if applicable, publication of the scientific work in the conference proceedings (conferences whose proceedings are indexed in the Scopus database are favored).

3.Amount and scope: Funding up to S/ 10,000.00 will be granted. The funding must be used to cover expenses related to the participation of the students in the conference or contest (registration or registration fee, etc.).

The nature of this program is “open window”. That is, as applications are received, they are evaluated and funding is awarded to the proposal(s) that meet the stated requirements. The applications received will be until the total review of the available funds of this call.

Read the guidelines here.

Any query regarding the rules or the contest in general should be sent to the following address: investigacion@utec.edu.pe.

Contest closed: The Office of Research will no longer be accepting applications for this program

Provost Research Scholarship 2022-2

Provost Research Scholarship 2022-2

1. Objective: The Provost Research Scholarship (PRS) is designed to provide financial support to outstanding UTEC undergraduate students as seed capital for the development of their research projects.

2. Scope: This fund can be used to finance new or ongoing research projects with promising results. It can cover expenses associated with materials and consumables, salary, costs of scientific publications and/or participation in scientific meetings, or any other requirement related to the student’s research activities.

3. Amount: For the academic period 2022-2, the following will be granted:

  • Six (06) scholarships of up to S/ 5000 each, for senior undergraduate researchers, to carry out Thesis 2 or other research activities.

4. Deadline: August 26, 2022.

You can read the guidelines here.

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity you should send an email to investigacion@utec.edu.pe. Please indicate “Provost Research Scholarship 2022-2” in the subject line.

Contest closed: The Office of Research will no longer be accepting applications for this program

Concurso Tesis de Pregrado

Concurso Tesis de Pregrado

1. Purpose: Recognize UTEC undergraduate students who have done outstanding financial research work and provide support that can be used to enhance their research capabilities.

2. Expected results: It is expected that the research works carried out by the students can be published in scientific journals or indexed conferences (i. E. Scopus, Web of Science).

3. Amount and scope:

a. Thesis I: Three prizes will be awarded: first place an amount of S /. 1,000,  second place, an amount of S /. 600 and  third place, an amount of S /. 400.

b. Thesis II: Three prizes will be awarded: first place an amount of S /. 1,500,  second place, an amount of S /. 1,000 and third place, an amount of S /. 500.

In both cases, the award is freely available to the student. However, it is recommended that this fund is used to finance expenses related to the publication of the thesis work on indexed platforms and presentation of the work carried out in scientific meetings.

4. Considerations:
-The Thesis I award applies to undergraduate students who successfully complete the Thesis I course during the year 2021.
– The Thesis II award applies to undergraduate students who successfully complete the Thesis II course during the year 2021.
– The thesis can be written in Spanish or English and must be of the ‘research’ or ‘technological development’ typology.
– It is only possible to submit a proposal, either for Thesis I or Thesis II, in the same call.

Deadline: 30 December ,2021

For more information on the requirements, read the guidelines.

If you have any questions, please send a message to: investigacion@utec.edu.pe.

Contest closed: The Office of Research will no longer be accepting applications for this program

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for researchers from developing and transition countries

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for researchers from developing and transition countries

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Attention, researchers from developing and transition countries! The Georg Forster Research Fellowship supports you – postdoctoral and experienced researchers – with your research in Germany.

Through the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors researchers with above-average qualifications and from all fields. These researches must come from developing and transition countries – excluding PR China and India (see list of countries, PDF). As a fellow, you will benefit from individual support from the Humboldt Foundation and our diverse sponsorship portfolio.

What we offer?

The Georg Forster Research Fellowship enables you to conduct your own research at various stages of your career in collaboration with a host at a German research institution of your choice. Hosts may apply for a subsidy for research costs.

You must meet the following criteria:

The Georg Forster Research Fellowship is exclusively for post-doctoral researchers with above-average qualifications from developing or transition countries. Your research must address questions relevant to the further development of your region of origin, regardless of your field.
Deadlines: The Selection Committee responsible for reviewing applications to this programme meets every February, June and October. Please send your completed application form, including any additional documents required, well in advance of the desired selection date. Applications are usually processed within four to eight months. Incomplete or inaccurate applications take longer to process and often have to be postponed to a later Selection Committee meeting.

Please enter the official webpage for more information and how to apply.

Curtin University PhD Scholarships

Curtin University PhD Scholarships

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